Dancing stick

Maker
Simon Koroa
Description
Blade of stick consists of two fish side by side but curved to form shape of shield. Sacred fish (possibly bonito or garfish) used to decorate a sacred object. Dances done for visitors, initiation, ceremonies – connected with bonito, fishing and cults etc.
Used by men.
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Maker
Media/Materials
Wood.
Measurements
750 x 250 x 60mm - HxWxD
Department collection type
Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1973/49/25

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